Writing A Top Notch Application Essay

December 26, 2009 by  
Filed under Application Process

The biggest and most common mistake application essay writers make is  hiding themselves from the reader.  In an application essay, you are writing in a personal tone. Be naked and honest! Let a reader get to know you.  Paint a picture of some important pieces of your life.  Let your personality shine through. In the essays you write for English or history classes, you can distance yourself from the personal by using the 3rd person nomenclature.  Not in a personal application essay! In the 1st person voice, what is written and implied is only you. Interesting ideas, sharply worded sentences, correct word usage and writing mechanics are not only needed, but mandatory.  To make a positive first impression on the reader, one... Read More »